Earlier this year, one of our prayer partners sent me an email with a word she said was from the Lord. It was simple yet profound. It was, prime the pump. Recently, this subject has come up again between Kelita and I.
At the time of our partners email, I really didn’t know exactly what it meant, therefore I looked up a simple definition of the phrase. Here is what I found:
Prime the pump – stimulate or support the growth or success of something by supplying it with money.
That definition seemed to apply to me at the time because I was facing a financial challenge. Therefore, I did what this word said, and I sowed a seed. I primed the pump, so to speak.
2 Cor. 9:10 says, Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness.
Multiplication was exactly what I needed therefore I sowed toward the financial need, hereby, priming the pump.
Days after that first email, I continued to get mail and emails with the same phrase attached.
To prime the pump, I have found, can mean many things. Naturally speaking, if a well is not pumping, it is dry or has lost pressure. We must do something to get it to have enough pressure again to pump water. Most often, we must pour water in the well and then it will flow freely again.
Spiritually speaking, it can mean we need to sow a seed toward a need and expect God to honor His Word and multiply the seed sown.
Or it could mean we need to sow the Word of God into our heart to prime the pump for healing.
Is there is an area in your life that you are believing God for, maybe healing, financial security, restoration of family or even peace of mind? Does it feel your well is dry in that area?
Perhaps it feels like the answer to that issue is being delayed or maybe you feel it will never be fulfilled. God is faithful. Perhaps you simply need to prime the pump.
If it is a financial issue, seek God and ask if He wants you to sow a seed. Also, look up scriptures concerning the promises of God for finances. Begin to speak them into your life. Declare them daily until they become a part of you. Until they freely flow out of your mouth.
If it is a health issue, search the Word of God for scriptures and promises pertaining to healing and wholeness. Speak them over yourself and your family daily. Take communion. Receive all Jesus paid for at the cross.
If it pertains to your family, your children, the Bible is filled with promises concerning your family. God is a covenant keeping God and He will save and restore your family. Dig through the Bible and find God’s promises concerning your children and your family – speak them over your children daily. Refuse to speak anything negative over them, only what God says about them.
Today, I believe God is once again, reminding us to prime the pump….in whatever ever area it needs priming. Perhaps it is pouring the Word of God into your heart until only the Word flows forth and that it flows forth with such pressure it removes everything standing in your path.
John 7:38 says, He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, from his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water. (Amp.)
Prime your pump today and let His living water flow continuously through you – to the very point of breakthrough.